Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
-- i'm not sure how much the presidential race is impacting the senate race in virginia. we have romney narrowing that gap, significantly, with president obama. but kaine still seems to be ahead of allen in the state. is that interesting to you? >> yes, very. i think originally our view was that whoever won state in the presidential race was also going to get a senate seat out of it, because in this political climate, there are a lot of straight ticket voters. not a lot of people splitting their tickets. but it seems that kaine is in a position where he's going to probably outperform president obama in virginia. so there may be scenarios where romney wins in virginia in the presidential race, kaine may win barely in the senate race. >> thanks for joining us this morning. good to have you on the show. >> thanks for having me. >> it is 7:41 now. we'll be back with more news in a couple of moments. stay with us. ve my mpkin co ff pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. i'm drinking dun
Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
and congressman paul ryan will face off in their first and only debate. next tuesday, the 16th, president obama and mitt romney will meet for their second debate and the final debate is october 22nd. >>> u.s. senate race in virginia takes the spotlight tonight as democrat tim kaine and republican george allen face off in richmond. the race between the two former governors has been close since the start. but a new poll of likely voters shows kaine with 52% and allen with 45%. the debate will be co-hosted by aarp virginia and the league of women voters of virginia. >>> making headlines around the world now, and around the nation, we begin in venezuela, where president hugo chavez has been reelected for a third team. officials say the polls saw one of the biggest turnouts in years, with nearly 81% of registered voters taking part. it was his closest election yet. he has held the post nearly 14 years. chavez says he'll press more forcefully for a transition to socialism. >>> allison, authorities in colorado are ampling up their search for a missing 10-year- old. a backpack was found in the town of
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> it is. we do this every year. >> reporter: president obama is scheduled to do his own prep this weekend as he prepares for the next debate next week. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> virginia's two contenders for the senate seat are back in the spotlight today. they'll meet for a second debate today in richmond. a poll shows kaine pulling ahead. now 52% of voters pick tim kaine and 45% back allen. >>> developing this morning, the number of rare meningitis cases linked to a tainted steroid treatment has risen to 91. the cases are in nine states. so far, seven people have died. another case was reported in maryland this weekend, bringing the total there to three. 18 cases have been reported in virginia with one death in each of those states. massachusetts pharmacy linked to the outbreak has issued a voluntary recall of all its products. officials say anyone who received a steroid injection between july and september is at risk for developing the fungal meningitis. >>> some controversial ads that refer to radical muslims as savages are going up in several metro stops in our area.